Porsche, with nod to hybrid and electric, drops diesel

Porsche, the luxury automaker, has announced it will move away from diesel vehicles in favor of growing its electrified lineup of vehicles. In a press release, Porsche’s CEO noted, “Porsche is not demonizing diesel… [but we] have come to the conclusion that we would like our future to be diesel-free.”

Diesel sales have fallen throughout Europe in recent years as sales of hybrids and electric cars have grown. However, as Eric Brackett notes for F3 News, as the EU has put into place “stricter environmental regulations” for diesels, diesel cars are increasingly failing to meet the continent’s emissions standards. Porsche currently has a number of electrified options, including the Cayenne and Panamera E-Hybrid models. Read more.

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